Red Lane Church has had some serious thinking to do in recent times. Faced with an ever-dwindling and ever-ageing membership, along with ever-increasing maintenance costs, it knew that its very survival would be in jeopardy unless action was taken.
The decision was taken in March 2007 to sell off the land on which the sanctuary stood and to transform the church hall back into a church as it had been when Red Lane was formed back in 1959.
The money from the sale of the land, together with grants, bequests and donations, paid for the transformation of the church hall into an all-purpose community building with space set aside for a worship area, and that transformation has given the church a new lease of life.
“I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14, v 6)